My Beauty Tips To Looking and Feeling Younger
Apples: Lower Your Cholesterol
Apples, keep you healthy, and by eating two apples a day could lower your Cholesterol by 16%.
I love Red Delicious Apples, they are so juicy, thus the name; delicious. I have a favorite recipe for a quick snack that is so refreshing and filling, you may like it as well. First, I wash an apple and then cut it into, and remove the seeds, then cut it into again. You will have four pieces and if the apple is very large you might want to cut it into again, and have eight pieces.
Apples: Continues with Tip to Great Health
Place the pieces of apple on a plate, and then mix four tablespoons of crunchy peanut butter with four tablespoons of raisins.
Cover each piece with the mixture and chill . It is so good cold on a hot summer day.
Most of the time the apple will not darken much, but if you find this to your dislike, pour some lemon juice over your apple before you apply the mixture.
I learned this recipe at Girl Scout Camp on the St. Johns River in Florida eons ago. And, I added this to my frugal living tips.
If you are watching the sugar content in your food--the average size apple has about 19 grams of sugar.
Drink Seven to Eight Glasses of Water Per Day
2. Drink Water :
Drink from seven to eight glasses of *ice water per day with a slice of lemon.
The functions of water in a human body are vital.
- Carries nutrients and oxygen into cells
- Nourishes the air in lungs
- Benefits of Metabolism
- Shields our vital organs
- Helps our organs to grip nutrients better
- Controls body temperature
- Safeguard and nourishes our joints
- Helps our complexion
And, if you do not drink enough water the brain does not perform well , and this is when you get headaches and migraines. And, I for one do not want another migraine.
* Ice in your water aids to burn off calories.
Lemons--My Face Loves Them
( a.) Lemons help as a blood purifier, and aids your body in getting rid of toxins. (b.)Lemons are excellent in fighting diseases that's related to infections.
My Lemon Beauty Secret:
I exfoliate my face and body with lemon juice. I use a Healthy Skin Rejuvenator from Neutrogena, (it is a little hand-held machine that is inexpensive). Everything comes with the kit that you will need. I put a puff on the circle that holds it on, then I soak it with Lemon juice, instead of water. I turn the machine on and make little circles all over my face and neck, taking my time to make sure I touched every spot. Then I rinse my face and throat well, and gently pat it dry. My face feels as soft as a baby. I do this every other night, as my face needs a night of rest, as not to overdo it.
Don't forget about your heels, as we all will be wearing sandals this summer.
No Yo-Yo Diets
4. Maintain a Healthy Weight:
No yoyo diets, because losing and gaining weight will loosen your skin. (We are trying to look good, not like a saggy, baggy elephant.) We all know by now to eat plenty of veggies, fruit, and some nuts and seeds. Budget the red meat, and eat fish, seafood, and chicken.
I will share my layer salad recipe with you . Use a tall round class dish if you have one, so you can enjoy the beauty of your salad. First, layer, lettuce (any kind you like) then layer, the following: sliced tomatoes, sliced boiled eggs, and a mixture of walnuts, raisins and an apple cut into small pieces, radishes, cucumbers, and top with shredded cheese and most of the time, I use broiled shrimp or ham as a layer, before the cheese. Use any dressing, some friends use mayo, but I use Thousand Island Free Dressing--it is so good with no fat or calories.
Now, there is a Mayonnaise without sugar it is called Dukes Mayonnaise.
Remember to exercise, and you can do this by walking, every day. At least 30 minutes a day, at a steady pace. Remember to wear supported walking shoes, and the right clothing for the weather. You don't want to get overheated or chilled. Use common sense please for your health--something I always try to do. My mother's favorite question to me was, "Where is your common sense?" Try using it sometime."
Walking outside is good to refresh your mind and to eliminate stress.
Is this one of the best beauty treatment for your body--- and your body needs seven to eight hours of sleep at night. You will feel better and look better. And, most of all you will have a better attitude at work and home. Everyone who is around you, the next day will appreciate it.
Remember, to always sleep on your back, with your head raised on at least two pillows. Doing this will eliminate facial skin from being pulled and pushed out of shape, causing wrinkles. The raised pillows also helps keep the fluid from your eyes causing puffiness. And, if you have sinus trouble this helps you breathe better.
If a bad back is one of your problems in sleeping at night, try putting pillows under your knees to relieve the pressure on your back. A body pillow from Walmart or Target is a great pillow I got one from each store I appreciated mine after surgery, I had pillows all around and under me.
Beauty is Skin Deep
Protect your skin and always wear a hat when you are outside, and use sun screen. Remember, when working outdoors in the summer wear a thin long sleeve shirt.
After your shower, clean your face with Noxzema, and before going to bed apply Vaseline on your face, take your time and rub it in gently. Also, use it for your hands, then put on cotton gloves for the night. Your elbows might appreciate a kiss of Vaseline.
Even as a teenager I lightly applied 'Baby Oil' under my eyes--and I am happy to say I still do it today--and I do not look my age--per my sister Paul.
Who said that we had to spend a lot of money to look great?
8. Positive Attitude:
Have a positive attitude, smile, laugh and enjoy your beautiful face, or handsome face if you are a man. A positive attitude will carry you far, and you will be surprise how it will make you feel and think differently about any issues you face in life.
Oh! I am not saying you will skip down a cobble stone road with a lollipop in your mouth after all we have to live in the real world. But a positive attitude will be felt to your core. Try it, it doesn't cost a cent.
Please have regular dental checkups, and please stop smoking if you do. Smoking ages one's skin, and makes it look like yellow leather. (My opinion.)
If your teeth need whitening---I use soda and salt mixed, and I use it first to brush, and rinse out, and then use your regular toothpaste. This works for me.
Note: For whiter teeth I put a Squirt of Hydrogen-Peroxide in my mouth wash. And, I use it to clean my toothbrush.
I am sharing what I use with you, however, I am not suggesting to anyone to use it. It works for me.
Remember, to love and spoil yourself. You are your best friend; and you deserve all the time you need to make you feel better and look better.
Pamper Yourself into Passionate Bliss
- Pamper Yourself into Passionate Bliss
Pamper and Spoil Yourself into Passionate Bliss is one of my rules of life. I reward myself with a Heavenly Bubble Bath after a stressful day. Why not? We deserve the best of pleasures--and more--yes!
Love Yourself and Eliminate Negativity
- Love Yourself and Eliminate Negativity
Love yourself first, then you can truly love someone else.
© 2011 Barbara Purvis Hunter